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Funny Man

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Funny Man

My nick names, Funny Skunky
Some people think my jokes stink
Yet I'm clever like a monkey
You'll laugh before you blink

You'll try not to laugh
At my silly jokes
Yet at your funny bone
I take my poke
Resistance is futile
Will power goes up in smoke

I stand on the stage
With my blurry eyes
A combination of witty
Stupid and wise
A drink in my hand
A white striped shirt
On the outside I laugh 
When inside I hurt

From club to club
Wanting my big break
You think I look calm 
Yet inside I shake

So listen to my banter
As I turn a clever phrase
I live to be funny
I crave attention and praise

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  1. Date: 7/14/2013 11:56:00 AM
    Yup, yup...What Cecilia said. Nice write!

  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:00:00 PM
    Truly fact, many people laugh but cries in their deep heart really a funny yet sad story in here :) you always rich of inspiration Rick :D way to go! :D hug, Yanny

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/12/2013 6:42:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Yanny, thanks for the hug.
  1. Date: 7/11/2013 9:49:00 AM
    Good subject to write about Rick....just because a person appears happy doesn't mean that they are, just good at hiding it. Terrific write Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 9:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecilia.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 8:12:00 PM
    Thank you Richard for your visit. I made the changes in the poem. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 11:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I will go have a look.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 6:51:00 PM
    Funny, skunky and so very sad and so very true too...A real gem of a write sir...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 6:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Tim
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:33:00 PM
    You sure have poked my funny bone with this write, Funny Skunky. A thoroughly enjoyable read, Richard. You're on a roll, my friend. Licia :-)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 6:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Licia, glad you enjoyed it.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 5:20:00 PM
    Hi this is such a endearing write...it reminds me, of smokey Robinson's tracks of my tears...although not stand up very creative, on outward apperance & guts but also fear & acceptance!! Lovely really enjoyed reading....ty4sharing:0)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 6:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I can see how you would draw that comparison. Thanks that is a nice compliment.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 4:58:00 PM
    WOW. that's all I can say to this one. Tomorrow is the big day. I am thinking about renting a horse down there and going for a ride. Havent been on a horse in years but have rode several times. Love Colleen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 6:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Have fun, fun, fun!
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 2:54:00 PM
    I wonder if this applies to people like Robin Williams or Jim Carey? they are so funny as if they are just tuned that way, to always be really humorous. But maybe it sometimes masks sadness. Maybe not for those two!! I enjoyed this one.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/11/2013 6:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Not at all, actually Robin Williams is bi-polar. He has a brilliant mind and I have been a fan since Mork and Mindy.
    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 7/10/2013 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hiya, Andrea........Williams is in a whole different realm than Carey.....I can easily see him being vulnerable and crying. Did you see that movie he did with Billy Crystal where they were duped into thinking they might both be some kid's dad??? That's the magic of Williams. Sorry, Rick...hope you don't mind....
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 1:06:00 PM
    Hi! this is good ! You make other people laugh but no one knows how much you cry inside. This way of living is a blessing. He can make another to forget his sorrow for awhile. I have done poem pls check

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 1:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    On my way.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 12:18:00 PM
    Some of these lines were sad.....laughing on the outside while hurting on the inside. I can relate to that...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 12:30:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Eileen soup mail back to you.
  1. Date: 7/10/2013 11:18:00 AM
    HA! :) Lived up to the title indeed !

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/10/2013 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Drake